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SDGs Present Opportunity To Address NTDs, Other ‘Lost Causes’

The Guardian: Will the SDGs be the last hope for lost causes?
Dominic Haslam, director of policy and program strategy at Sightsavers

“…Despite many NTDs being straightforward to prevent or treat and progress being made to treat more people than ever before, they are still rarely prioritized in global health spending. … The needs of people and planet are multiple; it is inevitable that we won’t see new funding mechanisms for each one. But the SDGs are a bold attempt to ‘leave no one behind,’ a call I believe will see NTDs and other so-called ‘lost causes’ — and the millions of people they represent — finally brought out of the fringes of the development agenda” (2/20).

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